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Ontario’s premier Doug Ford said on Monday the province expects to face a delay in the supply of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, dealing another blow to its efforts to contain a punishing third wave of the pandemic, Reuters reports.
“In addition to the delayed and cut Moderna shipments, the Premier was notified today by our officials to be prepared for delays to two shipments of AstraZeneca expected from the federal government later this month and next,” a statement from Ford’s office said.
The US State Department said on Monday it will boost its “Do Not Travel” guidance to about 80% of countries worldwide, citing “unprecedented risk to travelers” from the Covid-19 pandemic, Reuters reports.
“This update will result in a significant increase in the number of countries at Level 4: Do Not Travel, to approximately 80% of countries worldwide,” the department said in a statement.